Shaun Wright steps down as PCC after Rotherham report pressure

Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his office has announced.

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Officials who ignored abuse 'as bad as the perpetrators'

One child victim among some 1,400 covered in a report into sexual exploitation in Rotherham has said the officials who failed to act are as guilty as the perpetrators.

Using the assumed name Emma Jackson, she told BBC Radio 5 Live that she had been abused from the age of 13.

People have been sexually abused and sexually assaulted in the worst way possible.

They've had their dignity taken away from them, their self-respect, everything in life worth living for. These aren't adults, these aren't children.

And these professionals have sat behind their desks, took their wages, known this is happening, and done nothing about it. To me that makes them as bad as the perpetrators.

– victim

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